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Oscillatory positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) devices such as Flutter®, Aerobika® or Shaker ® are commonly prescribed in the clinical practice for airway clearance in children with chronic lung diseases including bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, and primary ciliary dyskinesia. Health insurance companies may cover these devices in some countries; but this is not a common practice around the world. Therefore, many families have to purchase these devices themselves. Unfortunately, these devices are rather expensive especially in the developing countries and consequently, families become financially burdened. Aim of this study is to investigate whether the addition of OPEP devices to a comprehensive chest physiotherapy program provide additional benefits on pulmonary function and exercise capacity in children with bronchiectasis. Results of this study may help better interpreting the cost-effectiveness of these devices.


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NCT number NCT05034900
Study type Interventional
Source Izmir Bakircay University
Contact Melih Zeren, PhD, PT
Phone +90 536 877 28 62
Email [email protected]
Status Recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date September 6, 2021
Completion date December 1, 2022

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